pasar el rato solo

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Usage note
The word "solo" can change to the feminine form "sola" when referring to a woman in the sense shown in 1).
pasar el rato solo(
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sahr
 
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rrah
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toh
 
soh
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to spend time unaccompanied)
a. to pass the time alone
Es un niño peculiar. Le gusta pasar el rato solo.He's a peculiar kid. He likes to pass the time alone.
b. to pass the time on one's own
Alicia pasaba el rato sola cuando su hermana mayor iba a clases de piano.Alicia passed the time on her own while her sister was taking piano lessons.
c. to kill time alone
Me aburro mucho cuando tengo que pasar el rato solo.I get really bored when I have to kill time alone.
d. to kill time on one's own
Amparo nos llama constantemente para salir. No le gusta pasar el rato sola.Amparo keeps calling us to go out. She doesn't like to kill time on her own.
2. (simply to spend the time)
a. only to pass the time
No queríamos hacer ningún daño. Lo hicimos para pasar el rato solo.We didn't mean any harm. We did it only to pass the time.
b. just to pass the time
Se trata de una historia de ficción, pensada para pasar el rato solo.This is a fictional story, meant just to pass the time.
c. only to kill time
"Al principio componía canciones para pasar el rato solo", confiesa el cantautor."At first I wrote songs only to kill time" the singer-songwriter admits.
d. just to kill time
Las novelas baratas están pensadas básicamente para gente que lee para pasar el rato solo.Pulp fiction is basically intended for people who read just to kill time.
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